Bachelor of Science in Communication

Online Degree

Bachelor of Science in Communication  online degree at the University of Louisville Online

Advance your career and increase your earning potential with a Bachelor of Science in Communication degree from the University of Louisville. Our innovative curriculum and award-winning faculty provide an educational experience you won’t find anywhere else.

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  • Learn from faculty with distinguished academic credentials, industry experience and a strong commitment to applied research
  • Earn your degree in as little as two years
  • Interact with other online learners across the globe
  • Increase your earning potential and career opportunities


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Program Details

The Bachelor of Science in Communication, offered by the College of Arts & Sciences, is based upon research and coursework that emphasize the rhetorical, organizational, interpersonal, and mediated contexts and perspectives which define the field of communication. These are advanced through the faculty's commitment to the scholarships of discovery, teaching, application and integration. These are articulated through a 21-hour core and 15 hours of communication electives which:

  • Seek to familiarize students with a range of theories, methods of inquiry, philosophies and practices of the communication discipline
  • Develop skills for analyzing, interpreting and critiquing communication problems and questions
  • Promote the development of communication competence, especially an understanding of how taken-for-granted communication patterns create and sustain human relations

For a complete list of course requirements, see the undergraduate catalog. Course descriptions can be found in the online schedule of courses.

Students may complete the program entirely online, or combine online classes with on-campus classes.The Bachelor of Science differs from the Bachelor of Arts in Communication in that the bachelor of science requires fewer foreign language and liberal arts credits and more credits in communication.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the communication program can look forward to careers in:

  • Electronic Media: TV or radio - on-air talent, editing, sales, programming or production
  • Print Media: Magazine/newspaper/publisher - writing, editing, publishing, technical writing
  • Public Relations: Research, writing/editing, special events, fund raising, administration
  • Communication Training and Development: Business training programs, human resources

Employers of communication majors include: TV and cable companies; radio stations; online/print publishers; newspapers; magazines; professional organizations; advertising agencies; federal, state, and local governments; businesses and trade associations; colleges, universities and schools; non-profit and special interest groups; and public relations and advertising firms.


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